Seven months pregnant, my hand on my aching back, I stood in line at the post office for what seemed an eternity.
"Honey," said a woman behind me, "I had back pain during my pregnancy. I was bedridden for four months because my baby was sitting on a nerve."
Then the man in front of me piped up....
"You'd better get used to it now. Once those kids get on your nerves, they can stay there till they're 18."
I had given our daughter, who was 15 at the time, a driver's manual. On the way to town one day, I was coaching her as I drove. I told her to study her book so as to be ready when it came time to get her drivers permit.
"Oh," she said, "I already know everything in the book."
"You do?" I returned.
"Yep," she said, very smugly.
I thought, "OK, I'll give her a hard one." So I asked her, "How many feet does it take to stop the car if you are driving 60 miles an hour and have to slam on the brakes real hard?"
"One," she replied.
"What?" I asked.
"One?!" She repeated her answer and then because of the confused look on my face, she added, "You always told me never to use my left foot on the brakes, only use my right one."
My friend that has come into money is telling me that he is having his family tree researched.
"Yes, and it is quite expensive, it cost $5,000."
"Wow", I replied, "that is expensive!"
"Yes, but it only cost $2,000 to have it looked up. It cost another $3,000 to have it hushed up."